Flesh-Eating Bacteria Case Reported in Nueces Co.

4 years 6 months 1 week ago Wednesday, July 25 2018 Jul 25, 2018 July 25, 2018 4:40 PM July 25, 2018 in News

NEAR BROWNSVILLE – State health officials are warning about a bacteria found in warm waters and oysters.

Officials say it’s the peak infection season for the Vibrio Vulnificus, also known as the flesh-eating bacteria.

A spokesperson for the Texas Department of State Health Services, Lara Anton, says the department is aware of a vibrio-related death in Corpus Christi reported by the Corpus Christi-Nueces County Public Health District.

There have already been nine non-fatal cases of infection this year so far.

KRGV’s Daisy Martinez reports from San Martin Lake with the details.

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